The feat of the Russian soldiers who died in Ukraine will go down in history as a feat in the fight against fascism, Russian President’s Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on March 3.
“This is a great sorrow, we all express our condolences to the relatives and friends, to those who lost their husbands, children and so on. This is a great tragedy for all of us. Together we admire the heroism of our military. Their feat will go down in history, the feat in the fight against the Nazis, we can say, and in the fulfillment of this important, responsible task,” he said.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry reported the number of Russian soldiers who died in Ukraine. According to the Ministry, 498 Russian soldiers were killed, 1597 people were wounded.
On the Ukrainian side, more than 2870 soldiers were killed and 3700 were wounded, 572 were captured.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in response to a request to protect the people of Donbass, decided to launch a special operation to denazify Ukraine, which began shelling peaceful areas of the LPR and DPR using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency